In the image above, fires from the explosion of the atomic bomb take over the city of Hiroshima. This is an example of the fires that trapped people in their homes and killed them. Another citizen named Toshinki Sasaki, was trapped under a bookshelf because of the bomb. When she heard people talking near her she yelled for help. The man realized she was too deep to get her out on his own and so he left to find help.
To begin with, when Elie and his father were in the line to the crematorium, he saw babies being into the pit of fire,” A truck drew in close and unloaded it’s hold: small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this with my own eyes.. Children thrown into the flames”( Wiesel 32). Elie could not believe what he was seeing even though he saw it with his own eyes. The Nazis killed millions of innocent children only because they were Jews.
After being named Chancellor, Hitler began what is known as the Holocaust. The Holocaust started on January 30, 1933 and lasted until May 8, 1945. The Holocaust was the mass murder of 6 million Jews (1.5 million of them being children). The Germans started burning the books that the Jews had written, removing Jews from their occupations and their schools, and taking their businesses and properties(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). The Jews were forced from their houses to go to live in ghettos away from all society(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library).
Elie experienced the most dramatic and horrifying events from beatings, murders, hangings, and cremations as a young boy. The book Farewell to Manzanar, by Jeanne Wakatsuki is about a young Japanese girl who is put into a concentration camp in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although both Elie and Jeanne experienced hardships, Elie lost hope in humanity and had a great downhill, “the idea of dying 's, ceasing to be, began to fascinate me.” (Wiesel 86). Elie was taken and stripped from his rights as a human at the age of 14. Elie witnessed the most tragic events ever recorded in history, Elie lost hope in humanity along the way but he was one of very few to survive.
The novel opens up on Sunday, December 7, 1941, when Jeanne discovers the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan. She recalls her father burning everything he had that exhibited his patriotism towards Japan. Shortly after the bombing, her father is arrested by the FBI because he reportedly supplied oil to Japanese submarines. For Jeanne, this foreshadows all the dreadful events
framework in the North was demolished, “especially after Operation Linebacker II”. (Rohn) Operation Linebacker II, was a full-scale air campaign against the North Vietnamese, the planes dropped bombs on densely populated areas over an 11-day spread. These bombings showed innocent civilians of South Vietnam violence and war, which hurt their community and family. Till this day there are several unexploded bombs left in the Vietnamese rural areas. The environmental damage to Vietnam was immense and was hard for the people of Vietnam to get over.
From the small town of Sighet in Transylvania to the huge concentration camps of Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel, the author and victim of the book Night, the horrifying experience of the Holocaust. Wiesel is a 15 year old Jewish boy who was captured by the Germans or “Nazis” during WWII. He went through an overwhelming amount of trauma, like when he got separated from his mother and sisters and watching his father suffer an unbearable amount of pain that eventually killed him. The fact is, power is a tool that can corrupt itself and others, it can ruin people’s lives and it can do that without people even realizing it.
Do you ever think about the destruction of America? How do you feel when you are the only one survivor in the apocalypse? It is exactly what happen in the book The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. The main character of the book, Big Hig, loses his wife and friends during the flu pandemic. The flu is so bad that a wife asks her husband to kill her by pillow.
As a result of Japan bombing Pearl Harbor, and the United States suffering the lives of nearly 1200 crewmen, afterward not responding to the attack immediately, we were bound to return soon enough recharged and ready for war. Merely 4 years later, the summer of 1945 as the conjuring of the bomb began, The United States finalized their combative weapon to defeat Japan entirely. This weapon became the most powerful yet, an atomic bomb that no country has ever anticipated. The atomic bombs “Little boy, and Fat man” destroyed, “wreckage of the city, in gutters, along the river banks, tangling tiles and tin roofing, charred trees”, without any doubt, “instantly, 70,000 Japanese citizens were
Looking at the elements of a graphic novel, Satrapi uses caption, movement and mood in both of the panels in order to enhance the significance on the narrative. The first panel is an illustration of thousands of children being bombed. They are all in the air with their keys around their neck. The bomb is drawn with sharp and dark angles stabbing into the children’s bodies. This is extremely important in the book because it shows one of the consequences of the Iranian Revolution: thousands of innocent people died from the war and no one was able to help.